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Scottish Marine Institute, Oban, Argyll
25th - 26th September 2012
Debatably the most diverse group of organisms on earth and responsible for the oxygen in every second breath you take; algae are still relatively untapped in terms of biotechnology.
If you’re currently working in algaculture, biotechnology or biofuels, or you require an understanding of the incredible potential of algae, this two-day course provides a solid introduction for you.
If you’re interested in the practical applications of algaculture for pharmaceutical, neutraceutical or industrial uses (including biofuels) in real world environments, reserve your place to learn more.
Perhaps you’re a budding algal specialist within this ‘growing’ field and want to get a head start? If so, this Algaculture for Biotechnology course was created for you.
Delivered by leading algal scientists from CCAP (the NERC Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa; the most diverse collection of its kind in the world, with 3000 strains of marine and freshwater algae, protists and seaweeds,) this course is one of the best introductions to algaculture.
What you’ll learn on this predominantly hands-on course:
Day 1 (25th September 2012)
Presentations on algal biodiversity, nutrition and photosynthesis.
The afternoon will be spent in the laboratory with CCAP; with practical algaculture sessions on isolating, maintaining and enumerating algae.
Your tutors are all leading scientists at CCAP or the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) and the course is led by Dr John Day. He has over 25 years’ experience in biotechnology and applied algal research and has taken a process all the way from test tube to market. (For further details of the excellent researchers you will have access to on these two days, please see their profiles below.)
Day 2 (26th September 2012)
The second day begins with an introduction into algaculture for biotechnology and what the future may hold.
You’ll also cover phycology and genomics, followed by a session specifically looking at biofuels.
The whole afternoon will be spent in the laboratory and will finish with a session on mass algaculture.
This course has always been very well subscribed due to the experience of the tutors involved, so please book early to secure your place. It’s been designed for laboratory technicians, early researchers and experienced researchers who are moving into algal biotechnology.
Price: £275 plus VAT at the prevailing rate, including all course materials and lunch on both days.
(Please bring a clean lab coat with you for the practical sessions.)
You may want to arrange overnight accommodation in Oban if required. (This is not included in the course fee.)
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